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nbc bay area news starts now. >> and right now at 11:00, thousands of nurses across the bay area on strike. why they say hospitals are not putting their safety at a premium. plus, honoring those who serve from washington, d.c. to the bay area, we'll show you how people are spending this veterans day. and a live look in san jose. nice and dry, but meteorologist christina loren tracking a storm system over the pacific. good morning and thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. thousands of nurses in the bay area not nursing this morning. >> and that is happening right now. a two-day strike at 21 different kaiser hospitals and 35 clinics. the nurses say this is all about
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patient and staff safety, including ebola protocol. nbc bay area's stephanie chuang is live in san francisco along one of those picket lines. seems to be a lively crew out there, but is the strike having an impact on patient care? >> reporter: good morning to you, kris. it is very lively out here and so far no major disruption, although this is a two-day strike, a total of 24 hours involving 16,000 nurses. here there are more than 100 nurses and folks with the union out here. you can see the signs, as well. kaiser says it has fill-in nurses, but nurses say they'd rather be inside but have no choice but to be out here to ensure patient safety. >> pressure to hurry, keep it moving. >> reporter: and after more than 40 years as a registered nurse in san francisco, she said she needs more time day to day to help her countless patients in the labor delivery area. >> that need to just rush or
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hurry can get in the way of us always doing the right thing, and going without breaks. we can't deliver our best because we're all human. >> reporter: she was one of dozens outside the kaiser on gary boulevard. where nurses began walking off the job on strike at 7:00 in the morning. the california nursing negotiation gave kaiser a ten-day notice. it immediately worked to fly in nurses to fill in the gaps and keep operations flowing. happening as contract talks between kaiser and the union seem to have hit a wall. >> we're concerned about the strike right now as we've been at the bargaining table. they've presented over 30 proposals and operational needs of the nursing staff. we have countered those proposals and we're waiting for cna to work with us on that. >> reporter: in a statement, kaiser called the timing irresponsible entering flu season. nurses counter in order to look out for patient and staff long-term they needed to show
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kaiser they mean business. >> we're being responsible because of the fact kaiser has kind of lost touch with its nurses and patient care. for the past two years we've been severely short staffed. >> this is my question, tell us what the good time is. we'll do it. >> reporter: back here live, the two-day strike does coincide with a national day of action on ebola across the country, set for tomorrow with nurses calling for more protection and training in ebola response. now, kaiser says it follows both state and federal guidelines in the ebola preparation and response. nurses we spoke with here say they need two things, one, fully impenetrable hazmat suits, as well as training how to take off and put on these suits. that's when they say there's the greatest risk of infection. live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> all right. we'll see how it resolves. thank you very much, steph. a 4-year-old boy recovering this morning after falling more than 200 feet down a cliff in bodega bay. the boy's mother said he fell
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off the cliff when they were walking on a trail last night. within 30 minutes, rescuers rappelled down the cliff, found the boy still conscious and alert. no word on his condition, but he suffered traumatic injuries, including broken bones. >> they can just dash away so fast. palo alto police want folks to be on the lookout for a man who they say waved a gun at a driver at the stanford shopping center around noon on sunday. a driver noticed he was being closely followed by a man who was driving erratically in a nissan maxima, and as the two cars entered the stanford shopping center, the first driver saw the man in the nissan waving a handgun. that nissan driver then cut the other driver off, got out of his car, and started screaming at the victim. then he got back in his car, took off. >> didn't escalate to anything else, but it could have very easily. and this is a very public place, people come with their families. >> police say the suspect is a hispanic man about 25 years of
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age, 5'7" tall with a thin build and shoulder-length curly hair. the vehicle is a gold late 1990s nissan maxima. students are remembering their beloved classmate killed in a plane crash over the weekend. the 18 year old was a basketball player who always made her teammates laugh. she was killed in a small plane crash saturday east of gilroy. she made the varsity basketball team as a sophomore, took a year off, planning to play again this season. >> always smiling, laughing, joking around. >> the pilot of the plane, john dennis, was also killed in the crash. this is a plane similar to the one crashed. friends say the two were related. the basketball team at lincoln high plans to retire her number, number 13. meanwhile, ntsb investigators still in santa clara county trying to determine what caused that plane to crash. witnesses say there was significant damage to the plane,
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which crashed saturday night in a field off 152 near gilroy. ntsb investigators will continue to sift through the wreckage today. just into our newsroom, a big blow to the 49ers and their vaunted defense. star linebacker patrick willis is now out for the season. a source tells csn bay area that the 49ers are placing willis on the season-ending injured list. he's expected to have surgery on his toe next week. willis missed the last three games with that injury and now the 49ers will have to try to win a fifth super bowl, or at least get there, without the all-pro defender. on this veterans day, wreaths were laid at the arlington national cemetery in washington, d.c. vice president joe biden did the honors with president obama in china for an economic summit. several veterans on hand for this ceremony. >> the veterans day celebrations go beyond our nation's capital and extend here to the south bay, where thousands of people are honoring veterans, as well. >> nbc bay area's bob redell
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live in san jose, ceremony just getting under way there. bob? >> reporter: yeah, we're outside the tech museum here, and you can see the stage to your left there, about to begin a memorial service. this will proceed the parade that will start at noon. supposed to start around 11:00, you can see mayor-elect sam liccardo on stage, along with other veterans. i believe there's active and retired members of the military on screen. now on stage. this parade, which begins at noon, will be grand marshalled by this man right here on the left side of your screen, brian juergens, he's an army sergeant severely injured by an i.e.d. while in a convoy through afghanistan. that blast took out both his legs below the knees, damaged his organs, left him hard of hearing and caused a traumatic brain injury. he this morning asked that americans and people here in the
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bay area remember and recognize their vets for their service to this country. >> there are thousands of military people in the world, many are retired, they served. they also gave freedom, you know, they gave a lot. >> everybody should at least come out once, at least, if not every year, every, you know, every year when they have the parade they should come out and support our veterans, because they do so much for us. >> reporter: the san jose veterans day parade is one of the largest in northern california. they have 90 entries in all this year, including many historic vehicles. 2,500 people, 500 are veterans from the most recent wars in iraq and afghanistan, dating all the way back to world war ii.
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that woman you heard from, her father was in the parade, there on normandy for d-day. many years since a veteran has been from world war i, those are all gone, the last surviving veteran passed away in 2011. memorial service starting behind me at any moment here and then the parade going down santa clara market and ending across from the edge of cesar chavez around 1:30, hour and a half long parade. reporting live here in downtown san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> all right, bob, thanks. i'm sure we can come back and see pictures from the parade later in the newscast. still to come, virus free and out of the hospital. new york city's first ebola patient speaks out this morning. plus an arctic blast across the country. and after getting dumped with all that snow, now they have freezing temperatures to look forward to. yeah, we're going to see a lot of talk about the bitter cold in the midwest and northeast.
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for us, we'll be talking about something that we desperately need, the rain. but not for this veterans day. intervals of clouds and sun. the rain comes in. we kick that storm window open and we're talking about days of rainfall in the bay area. really going to be dependent, though, on where you live. we'll sort it all out in just moments.
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and welcome back to you on this veterans day. lots of our military members on the new york stock exchange. now, market pretty quiet today. the stock market is open, but the bond markets are closed. you're not seeing a lot of movement this morning. june per not giving up information after the ceo stepped down suddenly. simply saying, i'm reading here, involves conduct in connection
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with a particular negotiation with a customer. whatever the reason, the ceo has resigned after a year on the job. gopro's nick woodman says he's selling more shares of his company. the company is making what we call a secondary offer, investors don't like that, gopro down better than 5% yesterday. they don't like printed shares on the market because that's going to dilute and give them a smaller piece of the pie. and google says for every dollar you contribute to its fundraiser to fight ebola, it will contribute $2, plus another $25 million on top of that. the money goes to doctors without borders and unicef. the best way, kris, to find the google donation page, honestly, is simply google it. >> yeah, came up in my search earlier today. speaking of ebola, the u.s. is now ebola-free. the last remaining ebola patient to be treated in this country, a doctor himself, was released from a new york hospital this morning.
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erika edwards has the latest. >> reporter: dr. craig spencer was released from bellevue hospital in new york city this morning. >> today i am healthy and no longer infectious. >> reporter: the physician has been treating ebola patients in guinea when he somehow became infected. he was feeling fine when he landed in the u.s. october 17th. for the next six days, he lived his life, traveling around new york city, going bowling, riding the subway. during that time, he was actively monitoring himself for any signs of ebola, including checking his temperature twice a day. wasn't until october 23rd he developed a fever and was diagnosed with the virus. while in the hospital, doctors treated spencer mostly with supportive care, also received an experimental therapy, a plasma transfusion from nancy writebol. >> happy to give dr. spencer plasma that he needs. >> reporter: doctors have no way of knowing whether the transfusion played a role in his recovery, but today spencer is
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free of ebola and able to go home. kaci hickox is leaving her home in northern maine, her monitoring period ended overnight. she clashed with new jersey governor christina lor christie arriving with an elevated temperature after treating ebola patients in sierra leone, but she never became ill and today there are zero patients in the u.s. treated for ebola. erika edwards, nbc news. >> good news there. at san jose state this morning, powerful allegations of racism. students are now demanding action, dozens of students rallied on campus yesterday, calling on the university president to remove a donor from a board seat. the member, who is from the school's philanthropy organization called the tower foundation allegedly made racist remarks about latinos. students say they'll continue to rally until the board member is removed and the administration apologizes. on their facebook page they are calling for regime change.
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>> for someone to say that about one specific race was very shocking to me. >> san jose state's president released this statement, "although i know some have been frustrated by a perceived lack of action since this incident occurred, we owe it to everyone to thoughtfully, thoroughly, and factually determine what occurred before taking action." from search engines and smartphones to space exemployp n exploration, google now making moves towards the moon, signing a 60-year lease for part of the naval air station on the peninsula, reportedly plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for research, development, aviation, and robotics. took about a week, but san jose has its next mayor. dave cortese conceded defeat yesterday. the race was close, with cortese behind two percentage points. that did not stop winning
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candidate sam liccardo from claiming victory last week. liccardo seen here will be sworn in as mayor during the first city council meeting after january 1st. now the registrar is actually still counting several thousand provisional ballots. >> dave cortese continues to serve, he's still a santa clara supervisor. marin county author will receive the country's highest nonmilitary honor in just two weeks. other recipients, stevie wonder, meryl streep, and tom brokaw. the medal is given to people who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation and to the world. well, if you have friends or family in the midwest or east, probably not best to call them to chat about our weather. a blanket of early snow covering the upper midwest. now this blast of frigid cold is going to sweep eastward. >> and forecasters say these freezing temperatures will last for weeks to come.
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i'm not calling my mother-in-law for a couple weeks. >> reporter: here in forest lake, minnesota, we are finally starting to see some improvements. plows on the roads and cars are moving along just fine here. the snow has finally stopped falling, as well, but now we're waiting on the cold. temperatures are in the 20s and with the wind out here it certainly feels a whole lot colder. more like the single digits and teens. and that's going to be the story we'll talk about over the next several days. in this area, the cold is going to hang on for weeks. we are talking about temperatures to not get involve freezing for at least two weeks. most of the country will be seeing these really frigid temperatures. we saw some dramatic temperature drops yesterday and that's what we're going to see across the area, especially wednesday, thursday, making its way into the east coast on friday, as temperatures will be in some areas about 40 degrees below average.
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montana, here in minnesota, over into wisconsin and up into michigan, a foot of snow is on the ground, and with the forecast really cold temperatures, this snow is going to stick around for a very long time, so it is going to be very icy and winter is still, what, about six weeks away. so we have a long ways to go this year, apparently. in forest lake, minnesota, dylan dreyer for nbc news. >> you said no gloating. no calling our friends in the midwest. >> no. >> let's check the temperatures and see how things are around here. >> she said she wasn't going to call her mother in law. i don't know about that. >> because of the weather. >> okay, kris. 63 degrees in livermore, 63 in concord, 64 degrees in san carlos. all in the details, right? we have a really interesting forecast for you, and the details coming in on your satellite imagery looking really good, because what's happening is we're getting the clouds. you see these bands, this is all
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ahead of an area of low pressure slated to bring us some rainfall that we desperately need and everything looks like it's maintaining organization out there in the pacific. great news. also good news we're going to hold off on that rain for today. you can still get out there, u.s.s. hornet museum in alameda. check out the fighter exhibits, really cool stuff out there. the b-52 bombers, lot of history out there. it will be chilly, though, by 7:00 p.m., 58 degrees, as they have that documentary screening. rough seas today. if you are going to be headed to the beach, it's starting to clear out. you do want to beware of rip currents. lot of you like to walk your dogs on ocean beach. never turn your back to the ocean. you could have a set of small waves and all of a sudden get a big one, caught off guard, that's when it becomes dangerous. that's going to be a factor for tomorrow, as well. clouds steadily increasing throughout the next couple days,
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then the next weather maker moves in by tomorrow night. talking about showers. 66 degrees for the south bay today, 67 on the peninsula, mid 60s for the east shore and san francisco. north bay also looking good for the mid 60s. yeah, two degrees of separation between san jose and san francisco. tomorrow maybe five, then by thursday, we're talking about widespread rainfall and maybe, just maybe, a quarter of an inch of rain right here in the south bay, but it's a series of storms on the way that i really want to bring to your attention. because once it starts, we're going to keep that storm window open and keep the rain coming through. this is the first one. watch what's on its heels, though. saturday and sunday, looking mostly clear for you to get outdoors, but then late sunday, into monday, we're talking about the core of low pressure tracking right over the bay area. you think we were done, oh no, my friends, not even close. by tuesday at 10:00 a.m., getting another round of heavy rainfall with more on the way
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for thursday, into friday. so we asked for it, here it comes. hopefully not all at once, good idea to clean out your storm drains as those leaves are falling. do you rake the leaves, scott? i'm curious. >> i rake them, but haven't cleaned out the storm drains ever, the gutters, the gutters. >> scott raking leaves? >> i think we have plants growing up there. occasionally the birds leave seeds up there. still to come, a wild deer rescue caught on camera. we'll show you how this one ended.
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welcome back. happy veterans day and veterans and active duty service members get special perks. >> yeah, six flags is offering free admission to veterans and military personnel today. applebee's and chilies are offering a free meal from a special menu, ihop is offering free red, white, and blue pancakes. vets can also get a free tall coffee at starbucks, so can their honey, their spouse. vets can even get a free haircut today at great clips. a northern california farms will likely scale back a corn maze after a number of people ended up calling 911. >> this is so cool, no it's not.
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plowed down the corn maze after getting it verified by the guinness book of world records. the 63-acre maze drew people from all over the state and caused a lot of headaches for the solano county sheriff's department. >> this is what it looked like before it was plowed over, but the sheriff's department tells the chronicle the department received about seven calls last month because people were lost inside the maze. here they are plowing it down, apparently. the family that created the maze says it's pretty quiet this year compared to last, just the same, they are likely going to scale it back, make it easier next year. >> terrible sense of direction. i would have been calling the solano county sheriff's department. >> i'm standing next to corn. well, a deer in ohio is finally able to put halloween behind it. >> neighbors trying to figure out, yeah, how to get the pumpkin off the head of a deer. they were worried it couldn't eat or drink or see.
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eventually -- oh, i think we got it. no, we don't. tried with a net, one man tackled the deer to the ground. the deer ran back into the woods unharmed, without the thing on his head. hopefully, to get some food and water. >> that happened to somebody i know once. >> a person? >> no. i could see how it could happen. still to come, we investigate. >> wanting to kill me. i didn't want to die. >> they fled violent gangs and death squads for a better life. we investigate a dire situation forcing some children to travel to the bay area alone.
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there is no easy way out, especially for the children. their situation so dire in their homeland that they flee to america without their parents, and many of them end up here in the bay area. >> we hear from some of those
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refugee children. investigator stephen stock continues our series of reports on real refugees living in the shadows around us. >> we spent two months traveling between the mexican border and the bay area, joining immigrants on buses headed for destinations all over the country, including here. along the way, we also discovered something we did not expect to find, something about many of these refugees that startled even us. the large numbers may have dwindled in the last few months, but the lines of refugees making their way to local bus stations have not stopped here in tucson, arizona. we watched as day after day, mothers and infants, fathers and young children, were dropped off at the local bus station. they all were fleeing violent gangs and death squads in guatemala, el salvador, and honduras. then we rode with some of them across hundreds of miles of desert as they traveled to meet
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relatives and friends already living here throughout the united states, traveling to far off places like atlanta, new jersey, los angeles, and eureka in northern california. along the way, we discovered an unexpected group of refugees. >> translator: we, i'm scared. >> among them, this refugee from guatemala, who fears for his life even now. that's why we won't show you his face, and we will call him jaime. >> translator: i got out of guatemala because of problems with the gangs. they were following me, wanting to kill me. i didn't want to die. i wanted to save my life. >> the gangs in guatemala came for jaime when he was 12. shortly after that, he fled for his life, leaving his mother, his home, his country. >> translator: if i return to guatemala, for sure death will be waiting for me. >> jaime is now in school and in
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hiding, hiding in plain sight among us here in the bay area. except for a distant relative who he barely knows, he is alone. jaime is 14. >> was it worth it to come here? >> translator: if i didn't have this now, i'd be dead today. >> translator: i couldn't be there anymore, so i came alone. >> this girl, whom we will call dariana, fled honduras after gangs told her she must become a prostitute and work for them. >> translator: there are some that just look a little girls, spy on them so they can kidnap them and rape them. that's what they do over there, they sequester them and rape them. they prostitute them out, and if not, they just kill them. their bodies appear everywhere, in rivers, anywhere. >> she was 13. >> translator: i feel so bad. i was alone and had no one, until i got to the detention
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center. i didn't get to talk to my mother. i didn't know how she was. >> these children are not alone. according to the u.s. border patrol, almost 52,000 unaccompanied children from guatemala, honduras, and el salvador have been picked up along the u.s.-mexican border between september 30th this year, not counting children coming with parents, it's just children traveling alone. a number that has more than doubled up 149% from last year. >> there's a deportation proceeding that is commenced against illegal migrants, including children. >> earlier this year on "meet the press," homeland security secretary jeh johnson, while insisting federal law would be followed, also admitted these refugee children pose a unique challenge to immigration policy in its current form. >> we are looking at ways to create additional options for dealing with the children in particular consistent with our
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laws and our values. >> at least two. >> two walk-in refugees each day that come here in berkley. her sister serves as executive director. >> many of the children know their parents are here somewhere and they are looking for them. >> supported by local churches, east bay sanctuary has given legal help to at least 65 unaccompanied minors just since june. >> the crisis for them, because if they don't have representation, legal representation, they will probably be deported. >> the idea of welcoming refugees and strangers is part of who we are. >> pastor in oakland, one of the local churches that supports east bay sanctuary. >> i get frustrated when i hear people suggesting that children risking their lives to come here, 12 years old, 8 years old, whatever, these people, to say that these people are some sort
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of existential threat to the united states, that frustrates me. >> translator: they said, if you join us, we'll be friendly and things will be like we have said. >> this girl was 17 when she fled her home in guatemala after gangs told her to join them or die. >> translator: but if not, they told us they'd kill us. that's why we came here to save our lives. >> jaime is now in high school, trying to learn english and hoping he can stay. he worries that gang members from guatemala will catch up with him even here. dariana made her way to the bay area, where she was finally reunited with her mother and father, who were already here. they worry about the family's matriarch, who still lives in honduras and surely will be killed if gangs find out that they talked to us. the plight of all these children has ignited a national movement among some churches, a movement started here in the east bay. coming up later this month, we will take you inside that movement and show you exactly
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how it's spreading beyond the bay area to the entire country, as we continue to examine this immigration crisis. i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. well, if you have a tip for our investigative unit, give us a call, 888-996-tips, or send an e-mail. on the second day of the asian economic summit, president obama met with china's leader a number of times and announced measures leading to more jobs in the u.s. and had brief encounters with russian president vladimir putin. more on that from beijing. >> reporter: president obama and president putin met three times on the sidelines of the apec economic summit, talking for about 15 to 20 minutes, according to white house officials, they discussed a range of topics, including iran, syria, and, of course, ukraine. the united states, one of several western nations that has
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imposed stiff sanctions against russia. the pictures underscore the frosty relation between president obama and president putin. it's a stark contrast to meetings with chinese president xi jinping, which open conversation and closer relations between the two leaders, who have been at odds at a number of issues, including human rights and cyber security. president obama and president xi had several meetings today, including a walk through the garden and private dinner tonight. >> i would like to work with you for a strategic and long-term view of our relationship. we need to begin, and i want to welcome you to take our relationship. >> reporter: this is part of president obama's visit to asia, some critics saying he hasn't followed through to foster stronger ties with the region. the u.s. touting two announcements, including a trade
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deal to lower tariffs on high-tech goods, creating about 50,000 new jobs. >> these efforts are not always large and public, they don't always get a lot of attention. but they represent important strides in making our economy stronger. >> reporter: this is the first stop on president obama's three-nation tour throughout asia. next he heads to myanmar, also known as burma. many believe the efforts to create a free democratic society have stalled, creating yet another complicated backdrop on this trip for the president. back to you. >> thank you much. well, it took months for lava to reach the first home in its path, but only minutes for that to burn to the ground. the unstoppable lava slowly inching towards the town. residents, firefighters, could only watch as the home burned,
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then collapsed. earlier in the day, lava burned down a small steel storage shed on the property and scorched part of the cemetery. the home's nearest neighbor is about a half a mile away. still to come, how the bay area's airport food stacked up with the rest of the nation. plus -- >> i'm scott budman with a david versus goliath story coming up inside the bay area start-up being sued by a global conglomerate. looking forward to that story. plus, if you haven't been outdoors just yet, clouds steadily increasing, a storm system barrelling towards the bay area, one that's going to start our rain chances. tomorrow, tracking rainfall, then we could potentially be working with seven to eight consecutive days with rain in the forecast. it's really tricky. i'm going to show you what i'm working with right after this break.
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all right. so here's a global food fight featuring a bay area startup, bill gates and mayonnaise. >> scott budman shows us the products.
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>> reporter: at hampton creek, pretty much every day is a cooking class. but now the san francisco startup that makes food without eggs is being told to hold the mayo. >> we've got to figure out a way to do it differently, and this is our way. >> reporter: hampton creek is being sued by food giant unilever, maker of best foods mayonnaise, over its product called just mayo. the lawsuit says hampton's product shouldn't be called mayonnaise because it doesn't contain eggs. >> we've done a lot of work on the legal side, so there's an identity for mayonnaise and we call our product mayo for a reason and got lots of great advice around that. >> reporter: whatever it's called, hampton creek is selling a lot of its vegan product, largely by claiming it doesn't taste different from the alternative. they have a point. >> really, you're not tasting the eggs in there, you're
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tasting the inclusion, the chocolate chips, oats and raisins, peanut butter you're tasting the peanut butter. >> reporter: but can a startup, even one with financial backing from bill gates, compete with a $116 billion international consumer giant? that will depend partly on consumers. >> i think you can't beat regular real mayonnaise. >> reporter: you're a fan of regular? >> yeah. >> reporter: whole thing in there? >> whole thing in there. >> reporter: and partly on how we all define what mayonnaise is. scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> hampton creek's biggest investor, bill gates. >> bill gates. haven't we had this argument about miracle whip, too? it's not mayonnaise. >> a rose by any other name, kris, i don't know where i'm going with that. writers at yahoo! travel spent time ranking the food at every major u.s. airport. the results might surprise you. >> the writers looked whether
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food was unique and illustrative of the reason and the quantity and quality of places available. >> so here's how the bay area stacked up. san jose ranked 51st out of 72. the travel guide giving special recognition to the smoothie shop red mango. >> oakland international comes in 42nd, thanks to the pyramid ale tap room and wine bar. >> sfo is the shining star, not just of the bay area, but of the state. it is second in the survey, beating out lax. of note at the airport, the restaurants in terminal 2 and new lounge in terminal 3, which features food from a michelin star winning chef. >> what is the top airport food? well, you have to head to the lone star state and dallas-ft. worth international airport. i'm going to assume barbecue. >> i would assume so. >> yes. >> i would think so. i think that sfo has a good reason to have good restaurants, they have a lot of delays. got to give people something to
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eat. meteorologist christina loren is here. no delays today, i'd say. >> no, but you know what, you're right. over the past couple days, we did have delays with low ceilings. this morning we're still looking good, but i want to show you the time lapse from pacifica, because we got cool clouds out there. the story of the day, intervals of clouds and sun. i want to show you the time lapse from sunol, most sunshine we've had all day out there. these are mid level clouds. quite the contrary from the thick fog we had over the past couple days, and temperatures overall are going to end up cooler throughout this afternoon. dropping numbers by ten degrees from yesterday's highs. sticking with the 60s. upper 50s in santa rosa with those clouds really keeping the sky gray and sun from warming you up. 59 degrees there. 64 meanwhile in san francisco, and 64 degrees in mountain view. here in beautiful san jose, where the veterans day parade is under way, 63 degrees and comfortable conditions out there. here's where we're headed throughout the day today, you
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can see what's happening as we take a look at the bay area from space. those clouds are going to continue to move in. we've got an area of low pressure just off shore, that's what's driving them in. for tomorrow, same deal. clouds steadily moving in from that area of low pressure that will eventually bring us rainfall, but not until we get into tomorrow night. so for today, 66 degrees, cool and cloudy, a touch warmer for tomorrow before the showers move in. expecting the first activity up in the north bay between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. as we head into your thursday, that's the widespread rainfall day for this week. overall, though, we carry that jet stream all the way through next week, and we're talking about multiple rounds of rain. here we go. stop that clock for you, 10:00 p.m. tomorrow getting pretty good down pours, all the way from highway 92 north through the north bay, sonoma county, heavy rainfall from time to time, the heavy activity pressed into the south bay 4:00 a.m. thursday morning. a break on friday, good break on saturday, but showers just to
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our north for saturday and sunday, and that means we could have some drizzle, so we are going to keep about a 10% chance for light activity in the forecast for both saturday and sunday. not a lot of sunshine. then watch what happens. we move you forward in time. we stop that clock for you at 2:00 p.m. on monday, and this is when we get the heavy rainfall, because the core of low pressure it looks like will cross right over the north bay, and that could produce some very generous totals. that will continue into 1:00 a.m. tuesday. that's the heavy stuff. that's our biggest weather maker, but even as we continue into wednesday and thursday of next week, keeping rain in the forecast. so this is the game changer that we've been waiting for. this could take a significant dent out of that deficit that we've been running. you know what, overall it's looking really good for us to accumulate at least a good one to two inches at the very least up in the north bay. so hey, the tides are changing and in the direction we want it to be. back to you guys.
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>> as long as it falls after the morning newscast, right? get people to work and settled, then let it rain. still to come, keeping homes safe in a disaster. technology could be a game changer when it comes to earthquake safety.
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changing the way we build houses in earthquake country. stanford researchers say they have figured out how to make single family homes and apartment buildings resilient to the violent shaking of a major earthquake. >> from our sister station in southern california shows us how it works. >> reporter: amidst the brush off the 15 freeway, the countdown has begun. >> four, three, two, one! >> reporter: a seismic calamity. an earthquake reenactment, this time it's northridge magnitude 6.8, a conventional two-story
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model home will move almost 15 inches. when the shaking is over, the house will not only have survived, but it will be unscathed. >> this could be a game changer. >> we think so. when you think about large tracts of development, townhouses being built, if they can be built on these isolators, it can kind of mitigate one of the large risks we face in california. >> reporter: stanford engineering professor says while much research has been devoted to high-rise buildings and bridges, his team may have found a way to limit earthquake damage where people live, in single family homes and apartment buildings. using something called seismic isolators. >> underneath this house there's 12 of these isolators. >> reporter: the three-inch disks are placed on 30-inch steel plates and placed between the structure and the foundation. >> now we're running the ground motion. >> reporter: separating the two and allowing the structure above to literally roll through the ground motion from the seismic shaking below. >> it's sliding back and forth,
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but it's not a very violent slide, but rather a smoother, slower slide. >> so there are 12 of these. >> reporter: engineering professor miranda says tests indicate the structures would survive even the strongest earthquake. >> you never reach the level of forces that would damage the house. >> reporter: the goal is to more than save lives. >> let's also figure out how to be resilient, how to be able to stay and be working here after the earthquake. >> reporter: it's a lesson from a century ago. >> the biggest growth decade in the history of los angeles is the decade after the 1906 earthquake, as people abandoned san francisco and moved south. >> reporter: earthquakes such as loma prieta, or japan, their violent intensity recreated, each time the house survives. >> they perform fantastically so far today. >> reporter: all of this is particularly gratifying for professor miranda, a survivor of the mexico city earthquake of 1955, magnitude 8.1, with a death toll of other 10,000. how did that change your life?
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>> ever since i've been studying earthquake engineering. >> reporter: a decision now paying off as he and his colleagues hope to isolate the impact of a region's most deadly natural disaster, by sliding past the danger in earthquake country. >> almost like air hockey. >> right. on this veterans day, how about a story about a navy s.e.a.l. fulfilling his dream. >> we'll show that to you coming up next. coming up after nbc bay area news at 11:00, access hollywood live followed by days of our lives at 1:00 p.m.
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well, on this veterans day, a retired navy s.e.a.l. got to fulfill a life long dream. >> that player there carrying the flag on to the field before the northwestern university football game on saturday is tom ruby. he went back to college after nearly 14 years of being a navy s.e.a.l., being a husband and a father of three. he is taking a full class load and up until this point, he was on the wildcat practice squad. then the navy gave him permission to finally play on saturday. so how about that for a great way to say thank you. >> so cool. >> yeah. >> great. thank you for joining us. our next newscast is coming up at 5:00. >> you can get news any time of day on nbcbayarea.com, have a great day. happy veterans day.
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